Here is just a sampling of the family-friendly events happening in the Triangle this weekend.
▪ The Cary Kwanzaa Celebration is Friday, Dec. 29, starting at 11 a.m. Children’s dance group Kuumba Dance Company performs at noon, with the Kwanzaa ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m. The Cary Kwanzaa Celebration, which is at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., is free. Visit townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment and click “events” to find more information.
▪ The African American Dance Ensemble’s KwanzaaFest 2018 starts at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, at the Walltown Recreation Center in Durham. Come early for the Children’s Village and marketplace, or stick around for the KwanzaaFest performances, which start at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations of canned foods and toiletries are encouraged and will be passed on to a local nonprofit. Visit aadekwanzaafest.wixsite.com.
▪ Make it a movie night Friday evening at 7 p.m., when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences shows the animated sci-fi superhero film “Big Hero 6.” There will be science stations set up at 5:30 p.m., when big kids (this event is recommend for ages 12 and older can learn about AI, robotics and animation. After the film, stick around to hear what the movie got right and what it didn’t. Admission is $5 apiece. Visit naturalsciences.org/calendar/finally-friday.